Obituary for Alexandra Carter of Pinehurst

Alexandra Carter

October 31, 1936 – June 4, 2022 Resident of Pinehurst, NC. Alexandra passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of June 4th. Alexandra was born in San Diego CA, the daughter of Louis and Vida Mali. As the daughter of a naval man, she spent much of her childhood living in many different cities on the East Coast before her family finally settled in Pico Rivera, CA. She graduated from El Rancho High School in 1954 and then went on to Stanford University graduating in 1958 with a Bachelors degree in History. Alexandra Married George K. Carter in July of 1958, and immediately started work as a legal secretary in the city of San Francisco putting her husband through business school. Upon the arrival of the first of her two children she and her husband moved to the East Bay of San Francisco, and raised her children in Walnut Creek and Orinda.

While at Stanford she also discovered a talent and love for acting. This lead to a lifelong career working as an actor, director and producer in over 80 community and professional theatre productions throughout the country. She cherished her additional training attending Oxford University’s Yale drama program where she trained with Rosemary Harris and Jeremy Irons, and Shakespeare & Company’s Center For Actor Training. She was most proud of her multiple productions playing Emily Dickinson in THE BELLE OF AMHERST, and earning two Contra Costa Lesher Center For The Arts Shellie awards as leading actress for THE ROSE TATTOO, and THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES.

Her marriage ended in 1989. She continued her theatre work, divided her time between her home in California and an apartment in New York, and added many travel adventures to Ireland, Italy, Paris, England, Canada, Austria, and Greece. In 2004 she moved to The Village of Pinehurst in North Carolina where she continued enjoying her other passions of tennis and golf. She built her own home and created a wonderful garden retreat that she loved until her passing. The garden was so lovely that the local Pinehurst magazine, THE PineStraw, highlighted it in 2011.

She is survived by her daughter Caitlin Carter, (Mark Guthrie), Her son Seth Carter (Miranda Mote) and her grandson Jonah Rosen.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to either The Monastery of Christ In The Desert, St. Judes Children’s Hospital, or Everytown For Gun Safety.

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Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst.

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